Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach copyright M. Timothy O'Keefe -

It's hard to top the Cayman Islands for superb scuba diving,
beaches and first rate resorts. But beware cruise ship days in George Town!

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Grand Cayman
, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac form the tiny Cayman Islands chain located 480 miles south of Miami and just west of Cuba.

In terms of size, they are little more than specks in the ocean. All 3 islands are actually the jutting peaks of a huge undersea mountain. Not surpassingly, all 3 are very popular diving destinations.

Diving Grand Cayman
Diving Cayman Brac
Diving Little Cayman

The largest and most commercially developed is Grand Cayman, which houses about 94% of the Cayman population.

The most famous attraction is underwater: Stingray City.

It also has one of the Caribbean's best self-guided town walking tours, beautiful Seven-Mile Beach, plus a few rather unusual attractions: watching marine turtles breed or literally going to Hell, at a small patch of bizarrely shaped rock that's a major tourist attraction.

Grand Cayman is one of the most prosperous islands in the Caribbean. A melting pot of British colonists, Canadians, Americans and Caribbean islanders, it is ranked as one of the world's top major international banking centers, on par with Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

It has a staggering total of more than 500 registered banks and 300 insurance companies. But they are discreetly hidden; they don't stick out on every corner like 7-Elevens.

The wealth these financial institutions have brought to the island is obvious. Grand Cayman has enjoyed a condominium boom, shopping malls have popped up all over, and the island now boasts more restaurants per capita than any other Caribbean island.

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